If you’re thinking of hiring a skip for either a domestic or commercial project, it’s important that you understand all of the practical requirements before you begin.
Not only will this aid in your confidence and peace of mind, but it will also ensure that you don’t run into any problems or rack up any fines later down the line.
One issue that may or may not be relevant to your particular skip hire experience is that of roadside permits. If you’re planning Bolton skip hire, do you need paperwork of this kind? If so, why? In this article, the team at Lostock Skips explains.
What is a Roadside Skip Permit For?
You’ll usually need a roadside skip permit if you are unable to place your required skip on your own private land, or land belonging to your business if you are a commercial skip hire client.
This is because the only alternative is usually to place it on a public road or other public thoroughfare. In situations of this kind, the local council will need to be notified, and must give their permission before the skip hire Bolton process can continue.
It’s important to note that permits of this kind are issued very regularly, and without any setbacks. All you need to do is to make sure that you place your skip precisely where the paperwork allows, to make sure that the permission remains in place and that you are not creating an obstruction or danger to the general public.
How do I Get a Skip Hire Road Permit?
Getting hold of a permit of this kind is extremely easy. All you need to do is to go through the skip hire process Lostock Skips and inform the individual who deals with your query that you will require your skip to be placed on the road, and that a permit will be needed.
We will then apply to the council on your behalf for the permit, so there will be no extra stress or complication for you.
It’s important to note that it can take a few days for your permit to be processed, so please be sure to give us advance notice if you require one.
There will be an additional fee added to the hire cost of your skip when you request a roadside permit. This is because the council charges a small amount for this paperwork to be completed.
The cost may vary from borough to borough, but the average price in the UK is £30.
How Long Will My Permit Last?
Most roadside skip permits last either one or two weeks, depending on the rules of the local council. However, many local authorities allow for extensions as long as you request one in advance. It’s worth noting that this may incur a small extra fee.
It is important to make sure that you have your skip removed within the timeframe allowed by the permit, or you may face a considerable fine.
For more information on roadside skip permits, simply contact Lostock Skips today.